Services

Horses 

EQUINE PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

As the modern horse is used for athletic persuits, their musculoskeletal system is put under strain and at risk of injury. Consequently this can affect their performance and inhibit their full potentials.

Routine check ups are vital and help to identify any areas of weakness or potential areas of risk and thus preventing occurence of injury.

If injury has occurred the physiotherapist can aid to restore the natural recovery and function of the horse using different manual and electrotherapeutic modalities.

Common Complaints:

  • Poor performance under saddle and schooling problems 

  • ​Refusing jumps

  • Spinal injuries including post kissing spine surgery, trauma, sore backs,

  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries

  • Joint problems including osteoarthritis, stiffness, painful joints, swellings

  • Elderly Horses - to maintain normal function

Treatments:

  • Specialist in equine massage therapy

  • Mobilisation and manipulation

  • Ellis technique

  • Electrotherapy (Muscle stimulation, H-Wave, Pulsed magnetic treatment

  • Exercise and rehabilitation prescription including pole and grid work

  • Theraband exercises

  • Taping

  • Thermal Imaging

  • Laser treatments

  • Acupressure - including laser acupressure

  • Equissage treatments

  • FEI permitted therapist - undertaken further exams to be able to treat horses at the highest level under FEI ruling during competitions.  

We always have close liaison with all para professionals when needed so that the best possble care is given to each horse. ​

   

Dogs 

CANINE PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

We aim our physiotherapy towards all types of dogs from working dogs, agility dogs to domestic dogs. We aim to help relieve pain, stiffness and aid any recovery after surgery.

Common Complaints:

  • Poor performance

  • Not wanting to go out for walks

  • unable to go up and down stairs or jump in the car

  • Neurological problems

  • Post surgery rehabilitation including fractures

  • spinal problems

Treatments:

  • Massage, mobilisation and manipulation

  •  Electrotherapy (muscle stimulation, H wave, pulsed magnetic treatment

  • Exercise and Rehabilitation

  • Close liaison with para-professionals

  • Thermal Imaging

  • laser treatments 

Horse and Rider Assessments

HORSE AND RIDER PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

During this assessment both horse and rider will be assesssed as sometimes rider stiffness, posture and pain can alter the horses way of going. Therefore it is essential to work closely with both the horse and the rider to succesfully pin point areas of asymmetry and imbalance.

Rider specific physiotherapy helps to treat these imbalances which often result in ​

problems such as:

  1. twisting - not able to get correct lead canter

  2. ​collapsing

  3. tipping forwards or backwards

  4. leg positioning

  5. ineffective hand and seat position 

Gym ball sessions are carried out regularly to help strengthen core muscles and balance by challenging the riders postural awareness (your physiotherapist will advise you on gym ball sessions during your treatment session)

Farm Animals Assessments

FARM ANIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

During this assessment the animal will be thoroughly examined to establish what areas need addressing. Physiotherapy can help with anything from helping to improve gait of a show animal to aiding the recovery of an injury. 

problems such as:

  1. Uneaven stride Length - abnormal gait pattern

  2. ​Behavioural changes

  3. Healing times after Veterinary intervention

  4. Elderly animals

Veterinary referral is always required and feedback will be given to them after their physiotherapy treatments.

Thermography/ Thermal Imaging

THERMAL IMAGING

 

Thermal Imaging is a very useful tool to aid in the detections of many things:

 

1/ Detect signs of Laminitis

2/ locate heat in legs

3/ Help to explore reasons for behavioural change

4/ Aid in saddle Fitting

5/ Locate Thorns

6/ See Muscular Injuries

7/ Reveal Tendon and Ligament Damage

8/ Locate Joint and Skeletal Problems

9/ Show any hoof abnormalities

10/ Explore reasons for Dental pain and inflammation

11/ Useful for pre purchase checks

12/Assess milk production

 

The Thermal camera picks up the infrared image of the animal and is a great tool to have when assessing the animals.

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